The Delightful Way

The Work of Being God’s Son
December 15, 2005, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Warrior

Lately, I’ve been learning a lot and being challenged by a lot about "adoption" — becoming Sons of God. This is such a rich, but such a neglected truth.
I think today’s "Daily Light on the Daily Path" does a good job of showing one of the most important aspects of this concept:

“Son, go and work in the vineyard today.”

So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.—As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”—Set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Matt. 21:28; Gal. 4:7; Rom. 6:11-13; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; 2 Tim. 2:21; 1 Cor. 15:58 ( Read full verses…)

Excerpted from Daily Light on the Daily Path ©2002 Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers.

Many embrace their status as sons and daughters of God. Few accept the responsibilities; which according to J.I. Packer are three fold: 1. To Imitate the Father (Mt 5:44-45, 48; "Jesus is here spelling out ‘Be holy, for I am holy,’–and spelling it out in family terms.", 2. To glorify the Father (Mt 5:16; Mt 6:9), 3. To please the Father (Mt 6:1-18). So, I encourage you, will you accept these responsibilities?


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Is it a small bit of pottery in the making on a yellow wheel?

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